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Making Modern Muslims – The Politics of Islamic Education in Southeast Asia - Hawaii Scholarship Online
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Making Modern Muslims: The Politics of Islamic Education in Southeast Asia

Robert W. Hefner


When students from a Muslim boarding school were convicted for the 2002 terrorist bombings in Bali, Islamic schools in Southeast Asia became the focus of intense international scrutiny. Some analysts have warned that these schools are being turned into platforms for violent jihadism. This book looks comparatively at Islamic education and politics in Southeast Asia. Based on a two-year research project by leading scholars of Southeast Asian Islam, the book examines Islamic schooling in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, and the southern Philippines. The studies demonstrate that the great ... More

Keywords: 2002 Bali bombings, Southeast Asia, Islamic schools, jihadism, Islamic education, Islamic politics, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780824832803
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824832803.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert W. Hefner, editor
Boston University

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